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Tivo Expander Issues

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:39
My Tivo Expander Issues Are weird sometimes when I am watching a recorded show, and when it is over Tivo starts playing something that the tuner was showing Prior to me playing a recorded show. the show has been over for maybe an hour or so that it starts to play. If I click the live TV button twice gets rid of the playing show.

Slide Remote Key bounce

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 15:53
The left cursor key on my slide remote has started "bouncing". One press frequently results in two key-presses. So far I haven't noticed the problem with any other keys.

Anyone else have this problem?

Minor Software Update Coming?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 15:51
The Tivo Software Priority Request page was changed today, stating there is a minor software update coming and we can submit our TSN's for priority.

A minor software update will be available shortly. Normally, it can take up to 4 weeks for every eligible box to receive the latest software. If you want to receive your upgrade early, enter your TiVo Service Number (TSN) below to skip to the front of the line!

I tried to submit mine, but it said "already submitted". I suppose that is because mine was still on file from the spring update?


Upgrade 2TB hard drive suggestions? Green or Regular? 5900 or 7200RPM ?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 13:23
I'm trying to decide between the two Seagate drives on Amazon



Do I need to do anything special to fix the 'sleeping-wake up' problem associated with the WD Green drives?

new hard drive old tivo

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 12:58
I have an old HDR112 tivo that the old hard drive died. Can I buy a hard drive from Amazon and drop it in as long as it is IDE? What is the most gb I can install?

Thanks for your help in advance.


Difference between Elite and XL4

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 12:47
Woot has the Tivo Premiere Elite for $299 while I see the Premiere XL4 for $399 both have the same configuration 4 tuners and 2 Terabyte drives. is there a difference between them that would make the XL4 a better machine?


Use a Tivo slide remote with Windows Media Center

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 07:03
I ran across this article on one of my HTPC forums that I thought might interest some of you. It shows you how to set up a Tivo slide remote for use with Windows Media Center.


This looks like the perfect solution for reducing remote clutter on your coffee table if you're using Windows Media Center. If I wasn't using a Harmony One remote to control my HT setup I'd consider the slide remote. I currently use a Lenovo 5902 keyboard/trackball remote for the occasional typing chore in Windows or when I'm doing a search in Media Center.

PVR and External inputs

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 06:20
Hi all
I'm in need of a box that can take the output of a freesat box and be able to record.
What I want to be able to do is pause live TV

I've seen some old Thompsons TIVO Scenium PVR10 on ebay
Would these be able to provide that functionality.

I dont need it to be able to schedule recording or anything like that - just pause the video from an external input

Is that doable?


Play button should work for MRS

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 03:41
When you're browsing a remote Premiere and find a show you want to watch you can't simply press the play button to start an MRS. This is disconnected from what you expect based on how it works in the local UI.


Programming a stop button

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 01:57
I use a Harmony universal remote with my new Premiere. Although there is no "stop" button on the TiVo remote, I had a functional "stop" on the Harmony remote for my Series 3 HD. While a program was playing, pressing "stop" would stop playing the program and return me to the "Resume playing/Delete/Save Until/etc." menu. A post in another section says to program a left navigation button to the Stop button on the Harmony, but that doesn't work the same way with the Premiere as it did with the Series 3. If I push the left nav button, I go back to the menu, but the program continues to play. The only way to stop it from playing is to hit Pause, but then I'm frozen in that program. This seems like such a simple thing. How do I program a stop button?

TiVo HD (TCD652160) with Lifetime & 2TB drive - $440 shipped

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 00:49
TiVo HD (TCD652160) with Lifetime & 2TB drive (up to 318 HD hours, 2777 SD hours)

Remote is the newer style from a Premiere. Will also include the original 160GB hard drive.

$400 cash for local pick-up in Los Angeles. $440 shipped to lower 48 states (will refund any difference over $400 after shipping and PayPal fees).

Toggling between a recording and live TV

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 23:35
I haven't figured out an easy way to do this. There must be a better way than going back through Tivo button. :confused:

iOS Developers?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 22:21
There are a few things in the upcoming iOS that I'd love to get my hands on early if possible. I thought this would be as good a place as any to see if someone has a developer account that they wouldn't mind adding my phone to. (BTW, I am an IT professional so I do understand all the caveats and disclaimers that go along with beta software).


Tivo Premiere Telnet Problem

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 22:19

I am using the Telnet port on the Tivo to control my Tivo from my Phone/PC.

Recently, since the new update was pushed the Telnet port breaks every 24 hours or so. I havent figured out the exact interval.

I've tried to disable the Network Remote feature and re-enable it again to see if that resolves the issue but it doesnt. The only way I can get it to work again is for me to unplug the Tivo and get it to boot again.

I've also tried the Official Tivo App on my Android; it has the same affect. It doesnt work till I reboot the unit.

Has anyone else seen this? Anyway I can fix it?

Thanks in advance.


Comcast DVR w/TiVo service in Boston being turned off

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 21:53
As mentioned at http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/07/c...d-tivo-boston/ and http://blog.tivo.com/2012/06/xfinity...ast-customers/.

From the 2nd URL:
Quote: If you already have the Motorola Comcast DVR with TiVo service in Boston your current TiVo service will end on or about August 1, 2012. Not to worry, we’ve put together a great offer to get you set up with TiVo Premiere at no additional cost and with a lower monthly fee than you pay now! Visit tivo.com/bostonoffer to get your new TiVo Premiere DVR now. So much for what many in the media and Wall Street thought was the Holy Grail for TiVo (contracts w/cable cos)...

Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah on "Chuck") joining Dexter for multi-episode arc...

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 19:12

WOOOOOO! Aside from a tiny role in that Killer Elite movie, I've never seen her in anything but Chuck so I'm psyched to see what she brings to the show... I said since I came across Chuck that she's one of the hottest people on TV so I'm definitely curious to see what her role on a MA rated cable show will bring (lol).

This is the first piece of Dexter news that actually has me even remotely psyched for the new season--last year was such an epic train wreck and that one particular story direction they're going in had me considering if I was even gonna watch it (mostly just because I feel like the show is getting tired), but this is changing my attitude.

Keep Closed Captioning on Tivo Files Pushed Back to Tivo

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:23
I've been using kttmg and pyTivo to transfer shows from my Tivo Premiere to my computer. My original idea was to offload some of the shows of the Tivo and put them back on the Tivo for future viewing.

The problem I've run into is when I push the shows back to the Tivo, the closed captioning quits working. I find this really odd because the captions are present if I view the files on my computer.

This is what I do:

1. Use kttmg to pull shows from the Tivo
I keep the original encrypted .tivo file and create a decrypted .mpg file.

2. I'm not able to directly confirm the .tivo file has closed captioning, but the .mpg file does have a CC stream that I can view using VLC Media Player. Since the .mpg was generated from the .tivo file, then it stands to reason that the .tivo file contains the closed caption information.

3. I push the original .tivo file using kttmg/pyTivo back to the Tivo. But when I play the show, there is no closed captioning. This doesn't make sense to me.

I've looked around, but all of the threads I can find have more to do with displaying captions once you get them off the Tivo. That's not what I'm dealing with. I'm pulling a .tivo file from the Tivo, then pushing it right back to the Tivo. In the process the closed captions seem to break.

Does anybody have any insight on this? How can I get closed captioning on shows pushed back to the Tivo?

Los Angeles - TiVo TCD652160 HD DVR with Lifetime and 2TB hard drive (318 HD hours)

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:16
I will also include the original 160GB hard drive as a backup to you.

TWO available.

$500 each for local pick up or add $25 for shipping if outside Los Angeles paying with Paypal.

They will go on Ebay after one week.